Interview: Nina Norwak
Luca Curci talks with Nina Norwak during FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES, the second appointment of BORDERS ART FAIR 2021, at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello.
“My name is Nina, I’m 23 years old and I come from Poland. I am currently finishing my studies of Design and Project Management at the Faculty of Management of the Czestochowa University of Technology. When I was in middle school I studied to become a photographer, during this time I also started to learn graphics. I presented my works at many collective exhibitions, e.g. at the Transfiguration exhibition at the City Art Gallery in Częstochowa in 2019.”
Luca Curci – What is art for you?
Nina Norwak – I see art as a creative way of expressing myself. It is a creation of something based on imagination in a tangible way. When I make art (mostly photographs) I have a clear vision of what I want to achieve, only then do I choose my models and arrangement.
LC – What are you currently working on?
NN – Currently I am working on my thesis concerning realism and idealization of photographs. Additionally, I am expanding my portfolio.
LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
NN – I usually find inspiration on the street. I am a highly sensitive person and I notice beauty and utility in many places. My poster resembles a sign, it has a lot of hidden meanings and connections.
LC – Do visitors’ suggestions enrich yourself and your art?
NN – Yes, of course. Very often before I actually publish my work I ask other people about their opinions. I always want to know what can be changed, added, or improved. I treat every piece of advice is equally important and it enriches me with new experiences and views.
LC – How do you feel when you see your work completed?
NN – I am proud and happy when I can put my vision on the screen or paper the way I imagined it.
LC – What do you think about the concept of this festival? How did it inspire you?
NN – I think that the concept is very interesting and creative. I like the idea of crossing barriers by humans and creating new possibilities. It is a great example of out-of-the-box thinking. The exhibition inspired me to push my own personal boundaries in making art and I hope soon I will reach my full potential.
LC – What is the message linked to the artwork you have shown in this exhibition? How is it connected to the theme of the entire festival?
NN – My work is a representation of how people reacted to changes connected with the start of the pandemic. In many cases, for example during shopping, people did show their animalistic nature and were buying supplies like they expected the end of the world. They broke every existing social barrier to adapt to the new reality and survive.
LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
NN – Yes, I think that ITSLIQUID GROUP allowed artists to present their skills and gave them a big opportunity for their careers.
LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
NN – I am very happy and grateful to be able to cooperate with ITSLIQUID GROUP and present my poster in Venice.